DuWayne Zamzow: The Pomeranian German Immigration to Central WI
Name: DuWayne Zamzow: The Pomeranian German Immigration to Central WI
Date: August 17, 2019 - August 22, 2019
Why are there so many residents with Pomeranian heritage living in central Wisconsin? On August 17, DuWayne Zamzow will present “The Pomeranian German Immigration to Central Wisconsin” at 2 p.m. at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. This presentation accompanies the traveling exhibit Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience, on display July 16 through August 22 at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Zamzow’s talk will address the story of how groups of people were “pushed” from Pomerania, their journey across the Atlantic Ocean, their arrival in America, their “pull” to Wisconsin, and how they established a life in this area. There will be information about the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin and its goals to preserve this German heritage. DuWayne Zamzow became interested in genealogy as a teen, and fulfilled his dream of finding his ancestral home in Pomerania after 14 years of research. He is a founding member of the Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin. He directs the club’s Pommerscher Danz Gruppe (German Dance group), writes for its newspaper, and assists at its library. There is no admission fee. Donations are appreciated. For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.